CEO, Founder, and serial entrepreneur with a decade of digital marketing and online business strategy experience. I have trained tens of thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs how to effectively market their products and services. I am also a cryptocurrency evangelist, having been in the blockchain industry since 2012, our company has built more custom blockchains that any other company. Market capitalization sizes for companies currently using our technology is over $1.5B as of June 2017. I also assist in forming ICO's, and other blockchain consulting. We have blockchain implementations of our blockchain technology in the Gaming, Finance, Music, and Social Media industries.
In a book, "Slicing Pie", Mike Moyers shows you different methods of securing talent prior to paying them a salary or securing investment capital.
You can also use an ICO model similar to IPO except it is using a digital token to secure funding with a promise to buy back tokens. There are several models there.
You can also try a crowdfunding site like Kickstarter or Gofundme.
If you are truly passionate about it, find a way to make it happen and NEVER give up.